Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Otomí peoples
  • spindle, late 1800s–1991
  • Where object was made: Hidalgo, Mexico
  • wood, ceramic, carving, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 36 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 3/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6816

The spindle has a light natural colored wood shaft and a roundish grey ceramic whorl. The top of the whorl is decorated with incised concentric squares.